Everyone knows that Memphis is a city that has music running through its veins. When you visit here for the first time, you’ll quickly discover just how true that is: at every turn, seemingly, there’ll be a blues tune there to greet you. Not that it’s all about blues, though -- the musical genres present in this corner of Tennessee are wide-ranging. And if you have any doubts about the authenticity of that sentence, just take a look at what we’ve got coming up in the next few weeks. Three awesome music events, all waiting to be enjoyed. Check out all the need to know info below.

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Blues on the Bluff

The ever popular Blues on the Bluff festival will be returning to Memphis for its 31st year on July 20. Taking place on the grounds of the Metal Museum, it’ll feature the best local blues music -- a must when you’re visiting Memphis!

At the Levitt Shell

Head down to the Levitt Shell on any Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening until Sept 6, and enjoy a free concert in the cool summer air. There’s no better way to enjoy your weekend when you’re in the city than a free, high-quality performance.

Down by the river

The Soulin’ on the River event will take place on selected evenings between June and August. Get your great Mississippi soul music fix with the river in the background. Perfect!

After all that musical fun, make sure you’re returning to the best hotel in Memphis. At the Best Western Plus Galleria Inn & Suites Bartlett Hotel, you’ll be able to choose from a selection of room types, so you can find the one that’s perfect for your needs. Whichever room you choose, you’ll be able to enjoy amenities that include a large LCD TV, high speed wi-fi, and adjustable A/C.